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2009 Boys' Youth World Championship  |  Jesolo - Bassano del Grappa, Italy

 
 PUR / Puerto Rico - Team Composition

 
Team manager Jessica Rosa Andino
Head coach Ariel Díaz
Assistant coach Carlos Rodríguez
Doctor
Therapist / trainer Juan Rivera
Journalist Jessica Rosa Andino
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Jedisan Paul Agosto AGOSTO 24/10/1991 192 75 320 314 National Team
  2   Jorge Antonio Lopez Lopez 6/02/1992 188 75 320 314 Mayaguez
  3 Ramon Burgos BURGOS 15/01/1993 198 91 334 304 National Team
  4   Ricardo Archilla Archilla 5/11/1991 198 88 342 306 National Team
  5 Steven Morales Morales 7/04/1992 195 82 346 317 Corozal
  L 6   Javier Caceres Caceres 8/05/1992 191 90 308 297 National Team
  7 Javier Pérez J. PEREZ 14/03/1991 188 81 324 301 National Team
  8   Juan Cartagena CARTAGENA 8/11/1994 195 75 334 305 National Team
  9 Jose Ribas Ribas 31/12/1991 198 78 334 304 National Team
  C 10   Josue Rivera Rivera 14/04/1992 192 82 335 310 National Team
  11 Arturo Fermin FERMIN 3/11/1994 196 92 341 316 National Team
  12   Cristian Rivera C. Rivera 8/08/1993 198 82 345 332 National Team
  13 Giovanni Llinas LLINAS 22/10/1994 195 84 326 314 National Team
  14   Edgar Iván Miranda MIRANDA 26/05/1991 196 80 331 315 National Team
  L 15 Jose Miguel Mulero Mulero 25/10/1991 170 63 298 284 Mayaguez
  16   Porfirio Diaz DIAZ 18/10/1992 192 81 320 314 National Team
  17 Juan Carlos Rodriguez RODRIGUEZ 1/10/1992 192 91 315 310 National Team
  18   Emmanuel Romero ROMERO 16/07/1993 191 84 333 324 National Team
  19 Frank Solivan SOLIVAN 5/04/1991 192 74 320 314 National Team
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Puerto Rico has qualified for three of the last four FIVB Boys Youth World Championships. The NORCECA powerhouse won the silver medal at the 2008 Continental Championship held in Florida, USA and gold at the 2006 championship in Dominican Republic.  

This years team has very young athletes that will also be elegible for the 2011 Youth World Championship. The Senior Team of Puerto Rico is currently ranked 10th in the FIVB World Rakings. The Youth Team is an essential part of the Puerto Rico National Program, which is one of the few in the world that has been able to qualify both Mens and Womens teams to the Senior World Championships.

Prof. Ariel Díaz will make his international debut as head coach of this exciting team. Prof. Carlos Rodríguez joins him with his experience in previous Youth World Championships (2003, 2005, 2007). Puerto Rico shares its pool with Egypt, Tunisia and Italy.  The team's expectaion is to qualify for the final round.
Coach profile

Prof. Ariel Díaz makes his international debut as head coach of the Puerto Rico Boys Youth Team. Prof. Díaz is an experienced coach at the college level and in the Puerto Rico Professional League, where he coaches the Gigantes de Adjuntas team.

Prof. Díaz was named Coach of the Year in 2004 and led Gigantes de Adjuntas to the league finals in 2006. He was also assistant coach of the Puerto Rico Men's Senior B Team that played in the 2009 Pan American Cup in Chiapas, México.
   
 

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